Tuesday, May 22, 2012
April and May have been rough months for my immune system. I always pride myself on never getting sick. Well, a nasty cold has caught up to me with a vengeance!
It all started when I went down to Atlanta to babysit my great niece. Everyone in that house was sick. I was surrounded by sickies!! After kissing that baby for 3 days, I caught it, too. For a few days, I felt like crap. Then....i started to feel better.
Just when I thought I was free and clear...I woke up early one saturday morning to meet my friends for a bike ride. On the way, my phone rang. When I tried to answer, I had absolutely no voice! Just a sqeeky little noise. This lasted for 2 weeks until I finally sounded normal again. Then...I started to feel better.
Just when I thought I was free and clear...last Tuesday evening, I started having pain in my right ear and right side of my throat. I'm a "It'll get better on it's own" kind of person. So, I waited, but it didn't go away. In 9 days, I leave to bicycle across the state of Nebraska. I started to think about being in the middle of nowhere with an ear infection. What a nightmare that would be. So, I went to the doctor yesterday. Well, no ear infection, but I do have fluid in it. She's hesitant to just prescribe antibiotics, which is a good thing. So, it's antihistamines for me to try to dry this out. I do have a back up plan, though. If it doesn't seem to be clearing, or if I get a fever, or if I'm afraid to leave on my trip with nothing, she said she would call in a prescription for antibiotics.
Then...I hope I will feel better!
I've really been struggling with my eating habits this month. I tend to try to feed the illness to make myself feel better. I think there's been a lot of that lately. I've still been biking, but then I come home and binge in the evenings. Hopefully, when my body gets back to normal, I won't be on the prowl for comfort food as much. I've been craving things like cheese, chocolate, bread and of course...ice cream. I look at the salad in my fridge and just pass it by. My brain doesn't think a salad will help. (Even though it would help much more than the other crap!) I think I'm just feeling worn down and tired from being sick for so long.
Let's hope I'm finally on the mend!